Privacy Amendment Act 2003

Privacy Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 94
Date of assent21 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Privacy Amendment Act 2003.

    (2) In this Act, the Privacy Act 1993 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Procedure after investigation
  • Section 77(2) and (3) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words Proceedings Commissioner in each place where they occur, and substituting in each case the words Director of Human Rights Proceedings.

4 Damages
  • Section 88(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words by the Privacy Commissioner.

5 Protection and privileges of witnesses, etc
  • (1) Section 94(1B)(a)(iii) and (b) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words Proceedings Commissioner in each place where they occur, and substituting in each case the words Director of Human Rights Proceedings.

    (2) Section 94(1B)(b) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words Complaints Review Tribunal, and substituting the words Human Rights Review Tribunal.

6 Commissioner and staff to maintain secrecy
  • Section 116(3) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words Proceedings Commissioner, and substituting the words Director of Human Rights Proceedings.


Legislative history

16 October 2003Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3), third reading